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edif300
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Takahashi Abbe series
      #5979182 - 07/19/13 05:27 AM

Takahashi has announced today a new series of Abbe eyepieces in FL of 6, 9, 12.5, 18, 25 and 32mm. Four elements in two groups (three of them cemented).



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Re: Takahashi Abbe series new [Re: edif300]
      #5979185 - 07/19/13 05:31 AM

Wow! Seems the recent announcements of the death of the orthos were wildly exaggerated. The UO HD orthos are coming back and now this.


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Re: Takahashi Abbe series new [Re: edif300]
      #5979216 - 07/19/13 06:30 AM

Link?

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Re: Takahashi Abbe series new [Re: JustaBoy]
      #5979223 - 07/19/13 06:41 AM



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Re: Takahashi Abbe series new [Re: ManuelJ]
      #5979243 - 07/19/13 07:11 AM

We need pics and comparos ASAP!


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Re: Takahashi Abbe series new [Re: ManuelJ]
      #5979267 - 07/19/13 07:47 AM

Quote:






Love it!


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Re: Takahashi Abbe series new [Re: dyslexic nam]
      #5979279 - 07/19/13 08:00 AM

Cool! Televue...are you listening???

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Re: Takahashi Abbe series new [Re: t.r.]
      #5979313 - 07/19/13 08:22 AM

I am going to be so broke...

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Re: Takahashi Abbe series new [Re: edif300]
      #5979343 - 07/19/13 08:36 AM

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Takahashi has announced today a new series of Abbe eyepieces in FL of 6, 9, 12.5, 18, 25 and 32mm. Four elements in two groups (three of them cemented).




Just the TAK news I wanted to hear!

Stephan


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Re: Takahashi Abbe series new [Re: edif300]
      #5979349 - 07/19/13 08:39 AM

Great news. The spread from 32mm down to 12.5 is nice. They really need to flesh out from the 9 to say a 5mm or even 4mm in 1mm increments. A 9 to a 6 is way to big a jump in magnification except for the shortest of focal lengths.

Jim


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Re: Takahashi Abbe series new [Re: t.r.]
      #5979354 - 07/19/13 08:42 AM

They are here:

http://www.takahashijapan.com/ct-news/news_topics/news_ts-abbe.html


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Stellarfire
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Re: Takahashi Abbe series [Re: Greg77]
      #5979370 - 07/19/13 08:54 AM

Starbase Tokyo has them also listed:
Using Google English Translator for Starbase Tokyo , and clicking on the menu bar on left side under the "Whats New" department, one sees their new TAK Abbe listings including prices.

Stephan


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Re: Takahashi Abbe series [Re: Stellarfire]
      #5979405 - 07/19/13 09:12 AM

32mm Ortho? That is unusual. Not sure if I'd go for that.

I had a Vixen Ortho 40mm for a while, eventually sold it. Not so good for my f/5-ish Dobs. 46 degrees AFOV in a low-power, wide exit pupil eyepiece. 2" format. Might even have been a 2-2 symmetrical according to some, rather than a true Abbe ortho. Plenty of long eye relief. Plenty of outer field aberrations: astigmatism, FC? I just knew I did not like it, even with a Paracorr.

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Re: Takahashi Abbe series [Re: Jim Curry]
      #5979422 - 07/19/13 09:18 AM

Quote:

Great news. The spread from 32mm down to 12.5 is nice. They really need to flesh out from the 9 to say a 5mm or even 4mm in 1mm increments. A 9 to a 6 is way to big a jump in magnification except for the shortest of focal lengths.

Jim




Yep. They need to give us a 7, 5 and 4 like the other Abbe ortho series we are used to, plus an 8mm.

Mike


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Re: Takahashi Abbe series [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5979426 - 07/19/13 09:21 AM

Plenty of eye relief for the 32mm. If I'm reading the chart on the Japanese website correctly, that's 28mm eye relief.

Mike


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Stellarfire
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Re: Takahashi Abbe series [Re: Stellarfire]
      #5979436 - 07/19/13 09:25 AM

No word on ED glasses employed with these new Abbes. Looking at the prices, they are - by TAK standards - quite economically priced. The question is, if these new Abbes can and will play in the ZAO-II league.

JPY pricing according TAK homepage:

9mm 10,500 JPY = 114 USD / 85 EUR
18mm 11,550 JPY = 125 USD / 94 EUR
32mm 15,330 JPY = 166 USD / 125 EUR


Stephan


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Re: Takahashi Abbe series [Re: Stellarfire]
      #5979488 - 07/19/13 09:57 AM

I wonder if they are made by this company?

http://ohi-optical.co.jp/base.html

Tammy


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Re: Takahashi Abbe series [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5979705 - 07/19/13 11:54 AM

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32mm Ortho? That is unusual. Not sure if I'd go for that.




You might be pleasantly surprised. I have a 32 Brandon and a 31 Nagler. At that focal length the Nagler gets about 80% of the focuser time due to field/navigation considerations. But the 32 Brandon gives me a noticeably sharper and contrasty view. Although you wouldn't think it, Milky Way fields are actually better - just quite a bit smaller.


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Re: Takahashi Abbe series [Re: edif300]
      #5979745 - 07/19/13 12:27 PM

Quote:

Takahashi has announced today a new series of Abbe eyepieces in FL of 6, 9, 12.5, 18, 25 and 32mm. Four elements in two groups (three of them cemented).






I hope they're much better than the .965 ortho eyepieces they marketed many years back.

Edited by SteveC (07/19/13 12:35 PM)


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Re: Takahashi Abbe series [Re: Jeff Morgan]
      #5979750 - 07/19/13 12:30 PM

this is great news! If the quality is good, the 32mm is sure to be popular. People are paying crazy amounts for 34-35mm premium orthos and plossls to complete their ZAO sets.

The timing makes one wonder if these optics are from the same source as the new UO orthos. The old Tak orthos were different from the UO.


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